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British Women Are Unkempt and Lazy About Grooming,’ Says Writer

Don’t expect Times writer Tad Safran to get laid anytime soon – on either side of the pond. You see, Safran, “a screenwriter who divides his time between London and Los Angeles,” has penned an unapologetically sexist article titled “American Beauty?” In it, he criticizes British women for not putting as much effort into their […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: The Beta Band’s “Dry the Rain”

OK, this is almost quite literally Anglo For Your Ear (except for the fact that The Beta Band are Scottish).There’s no video for “Dry the Rain” (the above YouTube clip consists of a still image and audio), and it was wasn’t even offered as a single. The song was a track on The Beta Band‘s […]

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Rhys Ifans Won’t Talk About Sienna Miller

Rhys Ifans refuses to talk about his “girlfriend” Sienna Miller in an interview with The Guardian. He tells Sean O’Hagan: “I don’t do celebrity. And I am not talking about my private life, even to you, mate.” On celebrity culture itself, Ifans says, “It’s a part of western culture right now, and not a very […]

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Victoria Beckham: Boobs Out, Baby In?

After photos revealed Victoria Beckham sporting a significantly flatter bosom on The Spice Girls tour, word on the rumor mill is that she had her breast implants removed. A source tells The Daily Mail that Victoria “had her implants taken out for the tour so she can fit into the costumes without the risk of […]

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Anglo For Your Ear: The Jam’s “Beat Surrender”

This was No. 1 in the UK 25 years ago. This was the last No. 1 that The Jam would have before Paul Weller left the band and started The Style Council. (They had four: “Going Underground,” “Start,” “A Town Called Malice,” and this song.) Here, you can already see Weller transitioning into the straight […]

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Yet Another Reason For Paul McCartney Fans To Hate Heather Mills?

Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills‘ divorce could throw a wrench in his U.S. tour plans.(Mirror) The Times profiles Rosanna Arquette, whom they speculate could be Mrs. Macca No. 3. Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire is the latest artist to criticize Radiohead‘s “pay what you want” scheme, claiming it “demeans music.”(NME) Radiohead guitarist Jonny […]

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Barenaked Ladies: Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley

Sienna Miller has won damages against The Sun and News of the World for publishing nude photos of her taken on the set of Hippie Hippie Shake.(BBC) Meanwhile, you don’t have to skulk around film sets hoping for a glimpse of Keira Knightley‘s lovely bones. You just have to visit your local supermarket checkout line […]

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Update: Amy Winehouse Nominated For Six Grammys

Amy Winehouse is nominated for six Grammys, including nods in all the major Grammy categories: Album of the Year (Back to Black), Record of the Year (“Rehab”), Song of the Year (“Rehab”), and Best New Artist. Let’s just hope that a) she’s well enough to perform at the ceremony, b) she actually performs at the […]

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Tim Roth: “I Think Britain Is a Disgusting Wreck of a Place…I Will Never Move Back There.”

Actor Tim Roth practically disowns his birth nation in The Times: “I’m not patriotic. I think my country is a disgusting wreck of a place…I will never move back there.” At least he didn’t mention anything about “floodgates” or accents in Knightsbridge. The Sun has the “exclusive” trailer of Simon Pegg in the film adaptation […]

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